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HBO announces the first Game of Thrones prequel series “House of the Dragon”

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HBO announces the first Game of Thrones prequel series “House of the Dragon”

Game of Thrones prequel news has been heavy today. Hours after we heard about the cancellation of Jane Goldman’s Game of Thrones prequel, we today got an official announcement from HBO, ordering the first ever Game of Thrones prequel, straight to series! The show will be called “House of the Dragon“. Read on!

“House of the Dragon” will be written by Ryan Condal, with George R.R. Martin on-board as a co-executive producer. The project is based on Fire and Blood, GRRM’s 2019 book which explores the history of House Targaryen, leading up to the civil war that ultimately led to the doom of the once great house. The series will be set 300 years prior to the events of Game of Thrones.

Now, we know that HBO had multiple Game of Thrones prequels under development. The first one, helmed by Jane Goldman, and dubbed The Long Night, starring Naomi Watts had gotten a pilot order. Following that, today, it was announced that HBO will not be moving forward with it. In the meantime, we had recently talked about another prequel being close to a pilot order, but HBO has now skipped the pilot stage and directly ordered the show to a series, as announced by HBO programming chief Casey Bloys at today’s event for AT&T’s new streaming’s service, HBO Max. Bloys said:

“The Game of Thrones universe is so rich with stories. We look forward to exploring the origins of House Targaryen and the earlier days of Westeros along with Miguel, Ryan and George.”

Miguel Sapochnik, who directed multiple battle episodes of Thrones, will direct the pilot and more episodes, and serve as a showrunner along with Condal, as a part of his new deal with HBO to produce content for HBO and HBO Max. Vince Gerardis will also serve as an executive producer.

The announcement is the most exciting development we have had about the prequels yet, and the show is expected to arrive after HBO Max does, in May 2020. Being one of the flagship offerings of the platform, we expect it to arrive soon, but no release time slot has been mentioned at this point.

Excited? We sure are! Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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Heck yeah I’m excited I wish it would have never went off period

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Emilia Clarke becomes the first ever Global Brand Ambassador for the cosmetics brand Clinique

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Emilia Clarke becomes the first ever Global Brand Ambassador for the cosmetics brand Clinique

The Game of Faces was a powerful thing in Game of Thrones. We know Arya Stark played it brilliantly in the show, showcasing the power of the faceless men. However, Daenerys Targaryen never needed to play it, as she felt omnipotent in her own skin and face. Emilia Clarke is taking that leaf out of Dany’s book, reading it to us in a lovely way. Emilia is now the first ever global brand ambassador of skincare and makeup for Clinique, which is an American dermatologist brand for skincare and cosmetics.

Emilia Clarke becomes the first ever Global Brand Ambassador for the cosmetics brand Clinique

The actress announced her association on Instagram as well as in a brand statement:

“I am proud to join Clinique as the new Global Brand Ambassador. It’s a skincare brand I have regularly used and to now be a part of that family is such an honor. I love the confidence and happiness it brings to the people using their products. Not only is Clinique timeless, but I am proud to work with a brand that makes people feel included for who they are, and unapologetic about helping them to create great skin – no matter what their skin concern is.”

Jane Lauder, the Global Brand President for Clinique spoke on behalf of her company:

“Clinique has been a long-standing advocate for empowering woman with the knowledge that good skin can be created. We were drawn to Emilia because she is optimistic, happy in her skin, and embodies a modern multi-faceted woman who is constantly evolving along with her skincare needs. She is also an authentic user and a fan of Clinique, which was important to us. Emilia will lend her impactful voice to help inspire consumers to embrace their own unique skincare journey.”

In a behind-the-scenes chat with Jane, Clarke talked about her link with Clinique and many other things about her persona.

The company has launched a Clinique ID campaign that Emilia kick-started by choosing an ID for herself. The ID is said to be a customizable moisturizer to find a perfect product to hydrate and treat the skin in a way that suits an individual. One can choose from 20 different combinations for a variety of skin tones and types.

It’s not the first time that Clarke has associated with a beauty brand though. The English actress has also been the face of the Italian fashion brand Dolce and Gabbana’s fragrance line. Without a doubt, she is still ‘the only one.

Emilia Clarke becomes the first ever Global Brand Ambassador for the cosmetics brand Clinique

Our beautiful Khaleesi has had a wonderful last year with a waving Game of Thrones, and films like Above Suspicion and Last Christmas. She also launched SameYou in 2019; a charity aimed at the recovery and immediate rehab of young adults from brain injuries. It’s inspired by her own story of suffering from multiple brain aneurysms.

Emilia has begun the new year putting up a face; and it seems to be a happy one. So, what do you guys think? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.






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Charles Dance to narrate new Netflix docudrama called Rise of Empires: Ottoman

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Charles Dance to narrate new Netflix docudrama called Rise of Empires: Ottoman

Game of Thrones was one of the most successful TV show ever. Such has been the magnitude of its success that actors who were part of the show seasons ago, are still getting some great work. Of course, some of the actors already had a great body of work before joining the show. One of them was Charles Dance who played the iconic role of Tywin Lannister on the show. We now have an update on Dance’s next big assignment. Read on!

As per Deadline, Dance is going to narrate the Netflix docu-drama Rise of Empires: Ottoman. Dance, who recently starred as Lord Mountbatten in the third season of The Crown, will provide the narration in the original English-language-version of the Netflix show.

Charles Dance AKA Tywin Lannister to narrate the Netflix Docu-Drama

Rise of Empires: Ottoman tells the epic 15th-century story of Mehmed II, known as Mehmed the Conqueror, chronicling his astonishing and fabled rise from 13-year-old Child Sultan to toppling Constantinople and becoming the ruler of the Ottoman Empire.

This is going to be another feather in the cap for Dance who has been part of many memorable shows and films in the past. The series is executive produced by Sarah Wetherbee, Kelly McPherson and Emre Sahin of Karga Seven Pictures, and Jada Miranda of STXtv. As per Jada Miranda:

“We’re thrilled to have partnered with Karga Seven and Netflix to bring this cinematic story to life for audiences around the globe.”

Isn’t it great to see Charles Dance associated with an exciting project? Let us know in the comments below!






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Amazon’s Lord of the Rings show casts Game of Thrones Actor Robert Aramayo

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Lord of the Rings show casts Game of Thrones Actor Robert Aramayo

Game of Thrones has now become a gift that will continue to give for its cast members. The latest addition to the growing list of those reaping the reward of the show is an actor Robert Aramayo. Read on to find out what transpired!

Aramayo who played the role of young Ned Stark in the show’s sixth and seventh season has now arguably landed the biggest role of his career. The influence of Ned Stark’s character behind the show’s massive success cannot be understated and now it seems it will also become the reason to take Aramayo’s career to another level.

Aramayo is soon going to play the lead character in the upcoming Amazon’s show Lord of the Rings. As per earlier reports, actor Will Poulter of Black Mirror fame was supposed to play the lead role on the show. However, due to the scheduling issues, he opted out of the role.

Lord of the Rings show casts Game of Thrones Actor Robert Aramayo

There is more to cheer for if you are a Game of Thrones fan! Robert Aramayo is not the only Thrones star you are going to see on the Amazon show. Joseph Mawle who played the character of Benjen Stark will be seen playing the the role of a villain in the show.

Amazon announced the show back in 2017 but the release date is not out yet. It is currently expected to release in 2021.

How about that? Let us know your views on this news! Yay or Nay?!






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